I wanted to let you know Shell Martinez General Manager, Tom Rizzo, has elected to retire. His last day at Martinez will be July 3.
Tom has over 35 years of experience with Shell in both Refining and Chemicals, as well as corporate, strategy and Projects & Technology roles. Tom has a held a wide variety of operational, commercial, technical and corporate positions throughout the Shell organization, culminating in his GM Roles at Puget Sound, Washington and since May 2015, Martinez. “It is a privilege to be a part of the Martinez Family.” says Tom. “The care for People and Planet at our refinery is a testament to the culture established by the generations of refinery workers who have worked at this site. This culture of caring has been carried on proudly by our current employees.”
Tom has been a significant presence in the Martinez Community, always eager to lend a hand to help the refinery’s community partners. He has worked with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Contra Costa, the Shell/MEF Run for Education and participated in various events for the Martinez Chamber of Commerce and Alhambra High School. He also worked closely with the refinery’s Community Advisory Panel, keeping the refinery’s neighbors and community leaders informed about operations.
Tom says, “It has been my pleasure to be welcomed into the Martinez Community, work with our community partners, and participate in local events. Martinez, the refinery and the community, will always hold a special place in my heart.”
Tom has also played key roles in representing Shell as a Board member of the American Fuels and Petrochemical Manufacturers, Western States Petroleum Association, and California Chamber of Commerce.
Tom’s successor will be announced at a later date.
All of us at Shell Martinez thank Tom for his contributions to the site, and wish him the very best for the future.
– Ann Notarangelo
External Relations Manager
Shell Martinez Refinery